Bento Books was founded to bring contemporary Japanese fiction to new audiences with an emphasis on titles overlooked by traditional publishers. Japan is a cultural juggernaut, yet the vast majority of its novels and manga remain inaccessible to the English-speaking world. We believe that with an excellent translation, many of these hidden gems could thrive in the West.
Bento Books is proud to announce that it will be translating and publishing five books from Hayakawa Publications Corporation. Click here for more information.